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Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (LAHDP)

 

The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is pleased to host the fifth annual Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (LAHDP) in 2022. LAHDP is an accelerated university-level educational training program designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop affordable housing. Affordable housing development is a highly specialized sector, requiring specific knowledge and expertise in the areas of entitlement, public-private funding sources, tax-credits, capital structures, design, and project management. Drawing on the success of the Ziman Center's existing affordable housing curriculum, LAHDP cohort will receive instruction from leading UCLA faculty and affiliated professionals utilizing proven teaching methodologies and materials.

COVID-19 UPDATE: LAHDP will be offered in person at the UCLA campus in 2022. Please note that given the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 in LA County, the intended plan for traditional classroom instruction and content delivery may be modified to include the utilization of remote learning technology if directed by UCLA's campus safety protocols.
 

LAHDP 2022 online applications have closed.
LAHDP 2023 will be announced in late Spring '23.

 

Structure
 

LAHDP22 training sessions are scheduled during the last week of October and first two weeks of November, with a total of two 2-hour live pre-program Zoom workshops and six full days of in-person instruction at UCLA. Admitted students must attend all eight LAHDP22 workshops and sessions in their entirety. A certificate will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program. The 2022 schedule is as follows:

PRE-PROGRAM ZOOM WORKSHOP #1

Mon. (10/24): 9:00 - 11:00AM (PT)

PRE-PROGRAM ZOOM WORKSHOP #2

Tues. (10/25): 9:00 - 11:00AM (PT)

DAY #1 @UCLA

Tues. (11/01): 8:30AM - 7:00PM (PT)

DAY #2 @UCLA

Wed. (11/02): 8:30AM - 6:30PM (PT)

DAY #3 @UCLA

Thurs. (11/03): 8:30AM - 5:30PM (PT)

DAY #4 @UCLA

Tues. (11/08): 8:30AM - 5:15PM (PT)

DAY #5 @UCLA

Wed. (11/09): 8:30AM - 7:30PM (PT)

DAY #6 @UCLA

Thurs. (11/10): 8:30AM - 4:30PM (PT)

Coursework
 

The LAHDP curriculum was carefully designed by UCLA faculty. At the end of the program, participants will have gained a solid understanding of how affordable housing is developed in California and in the United States. Fundamental topics include the following:

  • Different types of affordable housing
  • History of affordable housing policy
  • Introduction to sources of current funding
  • Overview of financial structure
  • Overview of development schedule
  • Innovative financing and private capital tools
  • Emerging funding sources
  • 9% tax-credit program
  • 4% tax-credit program
  • Planning, zoning, entitlement, building permits, CEQA
  • Design and construction
  • Sustainability in design and operations
  • Legal issues
  • Operating and management issues
  • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
  • Housing as health care
  • Politics and policy
  • Future of the field
  • Small group simulation exercises and focused Q&A with industry experts
  • Professional development
UCLA Teaching Faculty
 
Stuart A. Gabriel

Stuart A. Gabriel

Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program; Arden Realty Chair and Distinguished Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson; Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
Stuart A. Gabriel

Michael M. Ruane

Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program; Executive Vice President, National Community Renaissance (National CORE); Member, UCLA Ziman Affordable Housing Advisory Council
Joan Ling

Joan Ling

Co-Director Emerita (2018-2021), UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program; Lecturer, Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Member, UCLA Ziman Affordable Housing Advisory Council
Lance Bocarsly

Lance Bocarsly

Founding Partner, Bocarsly Emden Cowan & Arndt LLP; Lecturer in Law, Real Estate Law - Affordable Housing Clinic, UCLA School of Law; Member, UCLA Ziman Affordable Housing Advisory Council
Dana Cuff

Dana Cuff

Professor, Architecture/Urban Design, UCLA;

Director, cityLAB-UCLA

Nicole McAllister Vermeer

Nicole McAllister Vermeer

Senior Director of Advancement

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Industry Mentors 2022
 

Michelle Espinosa Coulter

Senior Housing Finance Consultant
California Housing Partnership

Lesley Hampton

Vice President of Development
National Community Renaissance (National CORE)

Jesús Hernández

Director of Housing Development
Community Corporation of Santa Monica

Randy Mai

Assistant Vice President
Related California Affordable

Lara Regus

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development
Abode Communities

Denice Wint

Vice President, Real Estate Development
EAH Housing

Who Should Attend

LAHDP was created for professionals seeking to enter the affordable housing field, entry-level affordable housing professionals, and professionals providing support services for the development of affording housing projects.

Participants will be drawn from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The cohort will be selected from diverse sectors in order to enrich the learning experience, and foster meaningful networks. LAHDP seeks to have a positive impact on not only participants, but the organizations they represent.

In addition to building a skill set and a network, LAHDP graduates will have access to UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate programs and events. This includes regular and ongoing programming of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, of which LAHDP is a subset program.

Fees and Application

The Ziman Center's Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program is made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. The program has been significantly subsidized to allow access to all individuals and organizations. The tuition fee covers registration, instruction, materials, meals, campus parking, and networking and speaker sessions. The 2022 program will consist of 36 participants who will be selected through an admissions application review process.

Additionally, the Ziman Center will offer a limited number of reduced fee scholarships based on need. If you are requesting a program fee reduction, please include a personal statement in your online application that demonstrates need and includes the amount that you can financially contribute toward your program fees. The LAHDP Review Committee will weigh the allocation of available scholarship funds and all requests during the application review process. If needed, we may contact individuals for additional information to support scholarship requests.

$1,500 Private Sector
$850 Public Sector and Non-profits
Reduced Fee Scholarships available

COVID-19 UPDATE: LAHDP will be offered in person at the UCLA campus in 2022. Please note that given the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 in LA County, the intended plan for traditional classroom instruction and content delivery may be modified to include the utilization of remote learning technology if directed by UCLA's campus safety protocols.
 

LAHDP 2022 online applications have closed.
LAHDP 2023 will be announced in late Spring '23.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Lindner
Program Manager, LAHDP
Associate Director of Outreach and Operations
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate 
julie.lindner@anderson.ucla.edu